Author: Nicholas Parsons
Publisher: Canongate Books
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Genre: Performing Arts
'A joyous compendium of facts, fun and stories. This hilarious and informative guide is destined to become the companion to radio's most enduring panel game' PAUL MERTON In this first ever official companion, chairman Nicholas Parsons tells the fascinating story of the much-loved panel game and Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth share their memories of the show. Over the decades, the greats of British comedy have entertained Just a Minute listeners with performances that have come to define our comic heritage - from Kenneth Williams' outrageously funny 'battles' with Sheila Hancock, Clement Freud's acerbic wit and Derek Nimmo's tall tales to Paul Merton's imaginative flights of fancy, Julian Clary's flagrant innuendos and Pam Ayres' poetic humour. Welcome to Just a Minute! is an entertaining journey through British comedy history and a master class in comic timing, verbal dexterity and sharp one-liners.
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new edge-of-your-seat romances for one great price, available now! This Harlequin Intrigue bundle includes Maverick Sheriff by USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen, Dead Man’s Curve by Paula Graves and Snow Blind by Cassie Miles. Catch a thrill with 6 new edge-of-your-seat romances every month from Harlequin Intrigue!
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling photography book author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for digital photographers. This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world. LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers on how to use Photoshop, and almost without exception they have the same questions, the same problems, and the same challenges–and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn: The sharpening techniques the pros really use. The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast! How to process HDR (High Dynamic Range) images to get realistic looking images, as well as the heavily tone-mapped hyperreal look. How to master Photoshop’s Content-Aware features. How to use Photoshop’s video editing features to make movies from your DSLR videos. How to process RAW images like a pro (plus how to take advantage of all the new Camera Raw features in CC). The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!). A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof! Plus, Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, and each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with all the images used in the book for download on the book’s companion webpage. If you’re a digital photographer, and if you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”– the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work–then you’re holding the book that will do just that.
Kim Wright Wiley has penned 22 editions of this book and really knows her stuff when it comes to planning an Orlando vacation and taking in the attractions at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. And for this edition she is once again joined by her daughter Leigh Wiley Jenkins. They combine their wit and wisdom with insights from almost 500 families to create an ebook guide that's thoroughly updated, user-friendly, and fun. Expanded Coverage: The ebook guide includes new hotels and restaurant menus, as well as complete coverage of the new and improved Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom theme park. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Charts and star ratings make comparing hotels and restaurants a breeze. Lists grouping attractions by age group and charts with vital stats on all the amusements make picking must-see sights simple. Checklists allow planning, packing, and devising on-the-ground itineraries to go smoothly. In-the-Know Tips: This book is chock-a-block with time- and money-saving tips and insider's secrets, and every ride or venue has a scare-factor assessment. Mediagenic Author: Kim Wright Wiley is an undisputed authority on Walt Disney World. Her knowledge about every aspect of planning a Disney trip is phenomenal. Both she and her daughter Leigh Wiley Jenkins are available to appear in the media to share it. Everything Disney and Beyond: Separate chapters on Universal, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, and area restaurants and nightspots make all of Orlando accessible. A special cruising chapter thoroughly covers Disney ships and cruise-vacation options.
Author: Sid Holt
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Our annual anthology of finalists and winners of the National Magazine Awards 2014 includes Max Chafkin's oral history of Apple from Fast Company, Joshua Davis's intimate portrait of tech pioneer John McAfee's personal and public breakdown from Wired; Kyle Dickman's haunting investigation into the preventable death of nineteen firemen battling an Arizona wildfire; and Ariel Levy's emotional account of extreme travel to a remote land—while pregnant—from The New Yorker. Other essays include Wright Thompson's bittersweet profile of Michael Jordan's fifty-something second act (ESPN the Magazine); Jean M. Twenge's revealing look at fertility myths and baby politics (The Atlantic); Janet Reitman's controversial study of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone); Luke Mogelson's harrowing experience accompanying asylum seekers on a potentially deadly sea voyage to Australia (New York Times Magazine); Lisa Miller's poignant report from Newtown, Connecticut, as the town tries to cope with the aftermath of one of the nation's worst mass shootings (New York); Emily Nussbaum's critiques of gender and politics on television (The New Yorker); and Witold Rybczynski's poetic engagement with modern architecture (Architect). The collection concludes with the award-winning poem "Elegies" by Kathleen Ossip (Poetry) and "The Embassy of Cambodia," a short story by Zadie Smith (The New Yorker).
Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from soft sand beaches to dramatic volcano cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Brand-new hotel, restaurant, shop, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. An updated feature explores the changing cruise options on Hawaii. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An island finder chart and guide helps you pick the right islands for you. Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families, people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons, and cruise travelers. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Hawaii ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Release Date: 2013-08-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The best resource available for finding a literary agent! No matter what you're writing--fiction or nonfiction, books for kids or adults--you need a literary agent to secure a book deal. The 2014 Guide to Literary Agents is your essential resource for finding that literary agent--without fear of being scammed--and getting your book published. Along with listing information for more than 1,000 literary agents who represent writers and their work, this new, updated edition of GLA includes: • "New Agent Spotlights"--calling out literary reps actively building lists right now. • "How I Got My Agent" success stories from writers who describe their paths from aspiring author to published success. • Informative articles on query letters, synopsis writing, voice and craft, author platform, nonfiction book proposals, researching agents, and more. • Includes "Ask the Agent" profiles of individual literary agents who are currently seeking writers.
A native of Pomabamba, Peru, Dorila A. Marting grew up surrounded by the tales of her native city as told by family members and local Quechua storytellers. In Peruvian Short Stories, Marting brings these childhood accounts to life with a narrative that is as distinctively authentic as it is universally relatable. "This Peruvian legend has many versions depending on who is telling, the story. I will relate to you what I heard a long, long time ago, as a child, from an elderly storyteller Quechua woman named Mama Cunchina ... " -The Cave of Maria Josefa With voices spanning from the small and elderly mouse (The Emigration of Domestic Animals) to the all-encompassing Mama Patcha (Mother Earth), every story is uniquely enchanting while still supporting the overall parable that is weaved throughout the collection. Marting illustrates her memories with the ease of the Quechua storytellers of her youth, and indeed these accounts of love, loss, family, nature, friendship, and respect are as crucial and resonant today as they were during the inception of Peruvian Folklore. “ I invite you to navigate to a foreign land and to a foreign culture and enjoy these stories as much as I have ... " -Mary L. Jones, Introduction
Am I the only Mom who feels like a failure? Admit it! We all have those feelings but we don't always talk about them! Whatever your stage in life, your Mom challenges and struggles are real. The victories offered through Jesus are also a reality. When you open the cover of this book, you will take an inside look into one Mother's life. Share her challenges and joys as she personally opens her story to you.
More of the suspense you love—now Love Inspired Suspense brings you six new titles, in two convenient bundles! Enjoy these contemporary heart-pounding tales of suspense, romance, hope and faith. This Love Inspired Suspense bundle includes Her Christmas Guardian by Shirlee McCoy, Cold Case Justice by Sharon Dunn and Silver Lake Secrets by Alison Stone. Look for six new inspirational suspense stories every month from Love Inspired Suspense!
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
Looking for heart-racing romance and high-stakes suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin® Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles for one great price every month! SNOWSTORM CONFESSIONS (Conard County: The Next Generation) By New York Times bestseller Rachel Lee Needing a place to recuperate after being pushed off a mountain, Luke is at the mercy of his ex-wife, a nurse. When a snowstorm traps them together, old sparks fly, but there's an even greater risk—one that’s watching their every move. A SECRET COLTON BABY (The Coltons: Return to Wyoming) By Karen Whiddon When a baby he never knew he had is dropped on his doorstep, rodeo cowboy Theo Colton turns to his new cook, Ellie, to help out as nanny. But soon, Ellie’s past catches up with her, threatening all that Theo holds dear. THE AGENT'S SURRENDER By Kimberly Van Meter To prove his brother was no traitor, Holden faces off with the sexy agent who worked the case. But asking questions puts both their lives in jeopardy. Will their unexpected connection save them or burn them to the ground? CODY WALKER'S WOMAN By Amelia Autin When jaded special agent Cody Walker narrowly escapes a death trap, he finds himself at the center of an international conspiracy. With only the spitfire Keira Jones at his back, Cody soon realizes she’s his kind of woman.
Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Formerly known as Actors' Yearbook, Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.